The Buckner Mission Man Triathlon has quickly become one of the areas most popular events. Facilitated by Front Street United Methodist Church the event is moving into its 16th year. The Buckner Mission Man Triathlon is centrally located in Burlington, NC for easy access and short travel time from almost any spot in the Triangle and the state. Not only that, but the event itself is one not to miss. Nestled into the Lake Cammack Park and Marina, this event offers a mix of many different racing experiences. The 750 meter swim starts in the water and moves out in a counter clockwise direction. Water temperature ranges between 80 and 85 degrees making for a wonderfully comfortable non wetsuit swim. Waves and chop are light and water quality is superb. The 15 mile bike course is on of the most enjoyable courses in the Series. Road surfaces are newly paved and smooth and the course gives you no major climbs, just an assortment of flat to rolling terrain. Athletes are certain to enjoy this scenic and fast bike route. Police and volunteers man each intersection and turn are marked with roadway arrows and directional signs. The 2-Loop 5K course is mostly off road on a series of rolling to flat trails that weave throughout the park. The first and middle half miles are on the paved park road as athletes complete Lap 1 at the event site before beginning Lap 2. The trail system is old and established but a few areas do have well marked roots. While racing flats are a fine option for this course, we suggest a more stable shoe for first timers and those with weak ankles. Aid stations are positioned every mile. This event benefits the mission work of Christ through Front Street United Methodist Church. The following charities have benefited from monies raised by the race: Alamance Medication Assistance Program, Allied Churches, Harvesters International (Honduras), Loaves and Fishes, Methodist Home for Children, Positive Attitude Youth Center and Wheelchair Ramp Ministry.